your Kitchen & Kitchen Space
The Kitchen is as
much an important part of the home as any other room. No matter
how big or small it may be it makes sense to spend a little time
in organizing the kitchen space. After all, a well planned and organised
kitchen can save a lot of time and make life simpler while cooking.
If you have a compact
kitchen, it is best to plan out what goes where so that space is
not wasted. Whether you are in the process of building a new kitchen
or in the mood to totally reorganize your kitchen space, these tips
will be handy -
Cabinets - Invest
in a medium to large sized cabinet that will provide enough
storage space for your utensils, cutlery etc. If you prefer
tailor made kitchen cabinets, drawers etc that meet your
specific requirements, bring in professionals who can
deliver custom made cabinets just for you. Cabinets can
be set up at the base level or at an elevation by fitting
them on walls. Easy access is a must for each member of
the family so pay attention to the ideal spacing of kitchen
cabinets. Remember, the secret to a functional
kitchen is proper planning and using space saving techniques.
& Shelves - While
planning your kitchen space, make sure you keep enough room
for spacious drawers and shelves which can be used for storing
cutlery, extra reserves of cereal, pulses etc. Invest in a wall
shelf with pegs that can be attached to the wall. Use this to
hang aprons, tongs, oven gloves etc.
what goes where -
Place your utensils, glassware, and plastic items separately.
Kitchen gadgets like microwave / oven, dishwasher and fridge
etc need enough space. Plan out their placement keeping in mind
ease of use and access. It is always a good idea to use one
of the drawers for storing table mats, napkins and extra tissues
etc making it easy to locate them when in a hurry.
Items – While
storing items such as pulses, spices, cereals, etc in the kitchen,
it is good practice to label their containers so that each item
can be easily located. This is a great idea, especially when
there are a lot of members in a family. Moreover, shelves and
drawers can also carry labels such as ‘Cutlery’, ‘Reserves’
etc so that every member of the family knows what is where.
Good hygiene is a pre requisite for healthy cooking and this
is why it is very important to maintain cleanliness in your
kitchen space. After cooking each meal, clean the kitchen surfaces,
the stove and the sink area etc with a clean wipe. The kitchen
dusters, mops and wipers should be washed and dried properly
after use. The fridge and other appliances should be kept clean
kitchen windows should be void of heavy drapes. Keep away other
fabrics from your kitchen. A little bit of forward thinking and
care can help you to maintain a clean and inviting kitchen. Get
ready to cook in style!
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